Bubonic Plague Ms. Jeelani
Hmm… • Have ever wondered how diseases originate? • Role-play activity figure out the reason for the Bubonic Plague that began around 1330
Role Play Rules • You are a medical examiners, from the Alberta Health Services. • It’s your responsibility to take notes during the scenes so they can help figure out the cause of this deadly disease. • When taking notes, to simply write the main points.
In your groups • Hypothesize the cause of the Bubonic Plague
WhoDunnit? • Mystery of Black Death
The Facts • In the late fall of 1665, the death rate from the plague in London declined abruptly. • People, who had evacuated the city, began to return. • By 1750, the Bubonic Plague had gradually faded out in Western Europe. • For the next hundred years, very few cases of the plague were reported.
The Facts • However, in 1894, there was a new outbreak in China. • But medical science had made many advances since the time of the Black Death in London. • As a result, Louis Pastuer discovered that the source of the disease was the fleas, often found on rats.
The Facts • Therefore, the transmission of the Bubonic Plague was from fleas to humans.
Five Minute Write • Write what you’ve learned in today’s lesson
Homework • Finish your Renaissance paragraphs: IntroductorySentece: What was the Renaissance?Two- Four Sentences: How did the Renaissance start the growth and exchange of ideas and knowledge across Europe?Concluding Sentence: How does the Renaissance influence our life?